The RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage began on April 10, 1912. At 11:40 p.m. on April 14, the Olympic class ship and pride of the White Star Line struck an iceberg before sinking into the North Atlantic about 2.5 hours later. Over 1,500 of the 1,317 passengers and 885 crew were killed. These are some of the facts you will learn while visiting Titanic Belfast. The 126 foot, metallic exterior is shaped like ship prows. Locals call it the Iceberg. Inside the eight-floor facility are exhibitions telling the story of the ill-fated ship from construction to expeditions below the sea.